Birthday Trip Finale

At the end of Day 1, after dolphins, we went to IKEA.  I don’t have one of those anywhere near me, so for all you people who complain about how your cheap and lousy IKEA stuff is, *I* have to pay higher prices for lousy stuff and I love IKEA.  So meh.  I got some…

Birthday with Dolphins!

We very purposely started this trip with the dolphins I didn’t get to see on my last trip.  I’ve been going through a big dolphin phase (mostly orcas) and I just really wanted to see them.  We went to Siegfried & Roy’s at the Mirage on the strip and walked through the casino to the Secret Garden…

Birthday in Vegas! (1)

This wasn’t some “big birthday” Vegas trip, like I just turned 21 and wanted to get wasted on the strip, but I’m back visiting my sister for what is the oldest I’ve ever been!  Sometimes it’s nice to have a birthday wedged between two holidays because coworkers try to get the holidays off and they…

What’s in YOUR mango?

WHO KNEW MANGOS GREW WHOLE FETUSES IN THEIR SEEDS?! I have never dealt with a fresh mango before and, after this experience, I may never again. I opened it from the bottom up and was greeted by reddish viney things that looked like veins and… *shudder* Is this the kind of experience people have at…

Humanity v. Ferrets

In the apartment justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups.  These are there stories. SEPTEMBER 6, 2017: In the late hours of September 6th, Kara Peterson (6mths old) was put on cage arrest after neighbors noticed strange accumulations of pens around the premises following a bizarre streak of writing…

Thanksgiving With Family

Ever since I was trained in Processing at work (yay!), I have been getting a lot of extra hours – some weeks, almost doubling my regular part-time paycheck.  This has been great for buying Christmas gifts, but not so great for traveling.  We’re not entirely sure how, but I was not signed up to work…

Declutter & Simplify

I am a chronic packrat. I have always been a packrat. I would clean out the whole of my bedroom and still, somehow, keep mountains of junk around me because it made me feel some form of joy. I felt a lot of joy in having physical things. Getting rid of old things meant I…